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[College of Arts and Sciences]

DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE AND DANCE (TH) (DN)

Professor Edmond Williams, Chairperson
Office: 115 Rowand-Johnson Hall

A student may pursue a program of study in either theatre or dance.

Theatre (TH)

Requirements for the major in theatre. The theatre major requires 36 hours of coursework with the TH designation, including the following: TH 141, TH 220, TH 230, TH 290 (4 hours), TH 361, TH 451, TH 452, and TH 470. A minor in communication studies or English is recommended. A minimum of 12 hours at the 300 or 400 level must be earned on this campus.

Requirements for the minor in theatre. The theatre minor requires 21 hours of coursework with the TH designation, including TH 290 (2 hours) and 6 hours at the 300 or 400 level. A minimum of 6 hours at the 300 or 400 level must be earned on this campus.

A Suggested Sequence of Courses for the Theatre Major
 
NOTE: Students may elect to develop an emphasis in acting or theatre production. Contact the department for specific course recommendations.
 
FRESHMAN YEAR
First Semester Second Semester
Course Hours Course Hours
Fine arts1 3 TH elective 3
TH 141 3 TH 290 1
EN 101 3 EN 102 3
Natural science 4 Mathematics 3
Foreign language 3-4 Foreign language 3-4
___ Elective 3
16-17 ___
16-17
 
SOPHOMORE YEAR
First Semester Second Semester
Course Hours Course Hours
TH 220 3 TH 230 2
TH elective 3 EN 226 or EN 227 3
TH 290 1 Social and behavioral sciences1 3
EN 225 3 Minor 3
Humanities1 3 Natural science 4
Minor 3 ___
___ 15
16
 
JUNIOR YEAR2
First Semester Second Semester
Course Hours Course Hours
TH 290 1 TH 361 3
TH electives 6 TH electives 3
History1 3 TH 290 1
Minor 3 Social and behavioral sciences1 3
Elective 3 Minor 3
___ Elective 3
16 ___
16
 
SENIOR YEAR2
First Semester Second Semester
Course Hours Course Hours
TH 451 3 TH elective 3
TH 470 3 TH 452 3
Minor 3 Minor 3-6
History or social and behavioral sciences1 3 Electives 3-6
Elective 3 ___
___ 15
15
Total: At least 120


1A maximum of 6 hours in any one department may be applied to the humanities, literature, and fine arts (HU, L, FA) and history and social and behavioral sciences (HI, SB) requirements.
2Six hours in courses designated W must be included in the junior or senior year. A minimum of 36 hours in 300- and 400-level courses, including 12 hours in the major and 6 hours in the minor, must be completed on this campus.
3MATH course number is determined by placement. MATH 110 or higher is required.

Theatre administration option. A program in theatre administration is offered in the department. The requirements are as follows:

Hours
Theatre Major
TH 141 Acting I 3
TH 220 Fundamentals of Stage Scenery 3
TH 230 Stage Makeup 2
TH 290 Theatre Practicum 4
TH 361 Beginning Directing 3
TH 451 History of the Theatre I 3
TH 452 History of the Theatre II 3
TH 470 Theatre Management 3
Additional theatre courses 9
 
Ancillary Requirements
TH 472 Arts Administration 3
MUS 121 Introduction to Listening 3
ARH 252, ARH 253, ARH 254, ARH, 255, ARH 256 3
MUS 490 2
Approved minor in business (management, marketing, or general business) 22

Dance (DN)

Requirements for the major in dance. The dance major requires 35 hours including the following: DN 140, DN 240, DN 265, DN 324, DN 340, DN 400, DN 403, DN 440, DN 470, DN 471, and at least 6 hours of dance technique, 3 of which must be at the 300 or 400 level. A minimum of 12 hours at the 300 or 400 level must be earned on this campus. Each dance major must reach a proficiency level of 300 in his or her major technique (modern or ballet) and 200 in his or her secondary technique (modern, ballet, or jazz) before graduation. Dance majors must register for dance technique each semester and participate in all auditions.

A Suggested Sequence of Courses for the Dance Major
 
FRESHMAN YEAR
First Semester Second Semester
Course Hours Course Hours
Dance technique 2 Dance technique 2
DN 140 2 MUS 121 3
EN 101 3 EN 102 3
ANT 101 3 PY 101 3
BSC 108 4 Humanities1 3
___ ___
14 14
 
SOPHOMORE YEAR
First Semester Second Semester
Course Hours Course Hours
Dance technique 2 Dance technique 2
DN 240 3 DN 265 3
EN 225 3 EN 226 or EN 227 3
MATH3 3 AY 101:102 4
History1 3 Minor 3
___ ___
14 15
 
JUNIOR YEAR2
First Semester Second Semester
Course Hours Course Hours
DN 324 3 Dance technique 3
DN 340 3 History or social and behavioral sciences1 3
Foreign language 4 Foreign language 4
Minor 3 Minor 3
Elective 3 Elective 3
___ ___
16 16
 
SENIOR YEAR2
First Semester Second Semester
Course Hours Course Hours
DN 440 3 DN 400 3
DN 470 3 DN 403 3
Minor 6 DN 471 3
Elective 3 Minor 3-6
___ Elective 1-4
15 ___
16
 
Total: At least 120


1A maximum of 6 hours in any one department may be applied to the humanities, literature, and fine arts (HU, L, FA) and history and social and behavioral sciences (HI, SB) requirements.
2Six hours in courses designated W must be included in the junior or senior year. A minimum of 36 hours in 300- and 400-level courses, including 12 in the major and 6 in the minor, must be completed earned on this campus.
3MATH course number is determined by placement. MATH 110 or higher is required.

Graduate programs. The Department of Theatre and Dance offers programs leading to the master of fine arts degree in theatre. The requirements for the degree are stated in the University of Alabama graduate catalog.

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